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SOURCE Cellcom Israel Ltd.
NETANYA, Israel, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) announced today that the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") of Cellcom Israel Ltd. (the "Company") will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. (Israel time), at the offices of the Company, 10 Hagavish Street, Netanya, Israel. The record date for the Meeting is Thursday, March 28, 2013.
The agenda of the Meeting is as follows:
(1) re-election of Ami Erel, Raanan Cohen, Rafi Bisker, Shlomo Waxe, Haim Gavrieli, Ephraim Kunda and Edith Lusky as directors. Our other directors, Nochi Dankner and Ari Bronshtein will continue to serve on the board as set forth in the proxy statement;
(2) re-election of Ronit Baytel and Joseph Barnea as external directors;
(3) reappointment of Somekh Chaikin, a member of KPMG International, as our independent auditor; and
(4) consideration of our audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Two or more shareholders holding in the aggregate at least one-third of the outstanding voting power in the Company, present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote, will constitute a quorum at the Meeting.
Items 1 and 3 require the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power in the Company present, in person or by proxy, and voting on the matter.
Item 2 requires the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power in the Company present, in person or by proxy, and voting on the matter, provided that either (i) at least a majority of the shares of non-controlling shareholders or who do not have a personal interest in the approval of the election of the external director (other than a personal interest that is not the result of the shareholder's connections with a controlling shareholder) voted at the meeting vote in favor of the election of the external director; or (ii) the total number of shares among the shareholders described in section (i) above voted against the election of the external director does not exceed 2% of the aggregate voting rights in the Company.
Item 4 will not involve a vote.
Proxy statements and proxy cards for use by shareholders that cannot attend the meeting in person will be sent by mail, on or about March 28, 2013, to the Company's shareholders that hold shares registered with the American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, including shares held via Depository Trust Company (DTC) members other than the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Clearinghouse. Shareholders that hold shares via the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Clearinghouse may access the proxy statement via the following websites: http://www.magna.isa.gov.il and http://maya.tase.co.il.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli cellular provider. Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 3.199 million subscribers (as at December 31, 2012) with a broad range of value added services including cellular and landline telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an HSPA 3.5 Generation network enabling advanced high speed broadband multimedia services, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel delivery services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for the hearing impaired, etc. Cellcom Israel further provides through its wholly owned subsidiaries internet connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL). For additional information please visit the Company's website http://www.cellcom.co.il.
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